In this 8 News Now segment, Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, talks about drought-tolerant trees.  

Posted: September 06, 2022

Climate change is here, and there’s a good chance it has already visited your house. 

As people put in rock landscapes and take out thirsty grass, the Las Vegas valley is looking different all the time. Since 1999, the Water Smart Landscapes rebate program has resulted in more than 68,000 projects at single-family homes with an estimated annual water savings of 4.4 billion gallons, according to the Southern Nevada Water Authority. 

But what about trees? How are they going to survive in a yard full of rocks? The answer might be a key to another smart step in the conversion of your home’s landscape: a drought-tolerant tree. 

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